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Five players to leave Southampton

Darren Powell
Powell is one of five senior players released

Southampton have released five senior first-team players as head coach Jan Poortvliet makes his mark on the club.

Defenders Darren Powell and Alexander Ostlund, and midfield trio Inigo Idiakez, Jermaine Wright and Mario Licka are all surplus to requirements.

Reserve striker Cedric Baseya, 20, has also returned to his native France to join Lille on a Bosman free transfer.

Saints chairman Rupert Lowe said: "We are grateful to the players for their service, and wish them well."

see also
Poortvliet cleared for Saints job
26 Jun 08 |  Southampton
Lowe completes Southampton return
15 May 08 |  Southampton
Lowe & Wilde call for Saints EGM
01 Apr 08 |  Southampton

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